Wikipedia has just come out with information that reveal its most edited articles in 2016. The most edited page was according to Wikipedia, was a page titled deaths in 2016. This should not come as a surprise. Many famous and highly influential people died in 2016. The singer Prince, Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali and first female attorney general of the United States, Janet Reno, were among the numerous high profile people that passed away last year.
The second most edited page was winner of the 2016 presidential race Donald J. Trump. This is not surprising, as Donald Trump has been in the news and headlines throughout the presidential election and continues to be so. It is safe to say that Donald Trump’s Wikipedia page will continue to be one of the most popular pages to edit for 2017 and many years to come. Saying it could be the most popular page in 2017, is no stretch either. Meanwhile, a past president, namely George W. Bush who served from 2001-2009 has the most highly edited page in Wikipedia history. George W. Bush’s page has seen over 45,000 edits. Trump has already seen close to 9,000 edits so far.
The third most edited page was a page about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign endorsements followed by the United States Presidential Election and then the Republican Party presidential primaries. No doubt, 2016 was a major year for politics that saw a historic election and a major geopolitical changing event such as Brexit. Major sports events, hurricane seasons and terrorist attacks were some of the other highly edited pages of 2016.
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